Saturday, 5 March 2011

Peter Watts recovering from a major operation

SF author Peter Watts, the writer of Blindsight and the new Crysis 2 novel, has posted at length about his brush with necrotizing fasciitis, a disease which literally eats flesh and resulted in his leg being stripped down to the muscle.

Watts talks about his experience here, complete with some fairly stomach-churning photos, but fascinating insights into the disease and its treatment. Best wishes to Peter for a speedy recovery.

EDIT: I'll reiterate these photos are pretty gruesome right from the start, to the point that he drops in a calming photo of his cat at the halfway point to break up the grimness.

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